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Title Sherlock Jr. [videorecording] ; and, Three ages.

Imprint New York : Kino International [distributor], 2010.

Call No.PN1997.A1 S5477 2010 2 videodiscs in one container. Circulation Desk
LocationMoore Video

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 Moore Video  PN1997.A1 S5477 2010    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Ultimate 2-disc ed.
Description 2 DVDs (DVD) (45 min., 63 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 cm.
Note Special features: Sherlock Jr. : audio commentary by film historian David Kalat ; documentary short on the making of the film, written by film historian David B. Pearson ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson. Three ages: Man's Genesis (1912) a nine-minute excerpt of the D. W. Griffith prehistoric romance that inspired Keaton's parody ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson ; Three Ages re-cut as a trio of stand-alone short films.
Contents Sherlock Jr. (45 min., 1924) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman -- Three ages (63 min., 1923) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman.
Credits Sherlock Jr.: photographed by Byron Houck and Elgin Lessley ; music by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and The Club Foot Orchestra ; Three ages: photographed by Elgin Lessley and William McGann ; music arranged and conducted by Robert Israel ; organ score by Lee Erwin.
Cast Sherlock Jr.: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton; Three ages: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery.
Summary Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life.
Another comedy for film-lovers (that plays upon the conventions of cinema), Three Ages is a clever spoof of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. In Keaton's multi-narrative epic, man's primal quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age.
Audience Not rated.
System Details All regions; NTSC; HD from archival 35 mm; 2.0 stereo.; 5.1 surround sound (Sherlock Jr.).
Language Silent with English intertitles and musical score.
Subject Motion picture projectionists -- Drama.
Feature films -- United States.
Silent films -- United States.
Comedy films -- United States.
Genre/Form DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
McGuire, Kathryn, 1897-1978.
Keaton, Joe, 1867-1946.
Leahy, Margaret, 1902-1967.
Beery, Wallace.
Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961.
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961.
Havez, Jean, 1872-1925.
Mitchell, Joseph A.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955.
Israel, Robert, 1963-
Erwin, Lee.
Kino International Corporation.
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Club Foot Orchestra.
Metro Pictures Corporation.
Note Title appears as: Buster Keaton : Sherlock Jr. and Three ages
Sherlock Junior
Standard No. 738329071622
Music No. K716 Kino International